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someone who can influence others and who has managerial authority


the process of leading a group and influencing that group to achieve its goals

trait theories of leadership

theories that isolate characteristics (traits) that differentiate leaders from nonleaders

behavioral theories of leadership

theories that isolate behaviors that differentiate effective leaders from ineffective leaders

managerial grid

a two-dimensional grid for appraising leadership styles

Fielder contingency model

leadership theory proposing that effective group performance depends on the proper match between a leader's style and the degree to which the situation allowed the leader to control and influence

least-preferred coworker (LPC) questionnaire

a questionnaire that measures whether a leader was task or relationship oriented

situational leadership theory (SLT)

a leadership contingency theory that focuses on followers' readiness


the extent to which people have the ability and willingness to accomplish a specific task

leader-participation model

a leadership contingency theory that's based on a sequential set of rules for determining how much participation a leader uses in decision making according to different types of situations

path-goal theory

a leadership theory that says the leader's job is to assist followers in attaining their goals and to provide direction or support needed to ensure that their goals are compatible with the organization's or group's goals

leader-member exchange (LMX) theory

a leadership theory that says leaders create in-groups and out-groups and those in the in-group will have higher performance ratings, less turnover, and greater job satisfaction

transactional leaders

leaders who lead primarily by using social exchanges (or transactions)

transformational leaders

leaders who stimulate and inspire (transform) followers to achieve extraordinary outcomes

charismatic leaders

enthusiastic, self-confident leaders whose personalities and action influence people to behave in certain ways


the degree to which followers perceive someone as honest, competent, and able to inspire


the belief in the integrity, character, and ability of a leader


a transfer of understanding and meaning from one person to another

communication process

the seven-part process of transferring and understanding meaning